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Kodo: Legacy

Kodo: Legacy

Japan’s legendary Kodo drummers return to their roots with Legacy, a physically stunning and musically sensational show which puts their huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring. “Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquillity, Kodo’s sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall […]

The University as a Platform for Social Change – Prof. Makoto Gonokami, President, University of Tokyo

The University as a Platform for Social Change – Prof. Makoto Gonokami, President, University of Tokyo

We are delighted to welcome Professor Gonokami, President of the University of Tokyo to speak to the Japan Society during a brief visit to London.  This is an important and rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading scientists and head of Japan’s foremost university. Under his leadership, the University of Tokyo is […]

Kabukimono

Kabukimono

Kabukimono is the inaugural performance in a year-long project being produced by the 23-year-old actor, writer and theatre director Suleiman Suleiman, who has acted with The Royal Ballet, Opera Holland Park, Richmond Theatre and the Gate Theatre among others. Two years in the making, Kabukimono takes audiences behind the curtains of Edo-period Japan to bring […]

Colin Alexander McVean, a Scottish engineer in early Meiji Japan – with Colin Houston

Colin Alexander McVean, a Scottish engineer in early Meiji Japan – with Colin Houston

Colin Alexander McVean (1838-1912) was the son of a Free Church minister on the island of Iona, on the western coast of Scotland. He trained as a civil engineer and following some time with the Admiralty survey and the building of railways in Bulgaria and parts of the Ottoman Empire, he headed to Japan as […]

Experience Japan Exhibition 2019

Experience Japan Exhibition 2019

Experience Japan Exhibition will be back in London this November for the 9th year, bringing information on the growing range of exciting study and research opportunities in Japan.  The event, hosted by Keio University and co-hosted by the British Council, allows participants to meet representatives of Japanese Universities and receive information on the various study programmes. […]

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

The Guardian: “Delightfully quirky album of folk songs reimagined from Afrobeat to reggae”The Observer: “The focus is on great grooves and fine playing. A band to seek out.”The Times: “Minyo Crusaders sound like nothing else lurking on your Spotify playlist”Gilles Peterson: “Fascinating… love this. Thoroughly recommended” Debut UK live performance from Japan’s Minyo Crusaders – […]

An Introduction to Gagaku: Workshop with Tenri University Gagaku Music Society

An Introduction to Gagaku: Workshop with Tenri University Gagaku Music Society

Following concert-lectures on 24 and 25 October, these workshops by Tenri University Gagaku Music Society present a rare opportunity for Japan House guests to gain a first-hand experience of the distinguished courtly music tradition of Gagaku. During the workshop guests can try the various instruments that make up the gagaku orchestra. These include the wind […]

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

For one performance only, four exceptional musicians come together for a unique musical collaboration. They each bring their compositional language to a point of convergence from which new interpretations of songs emerge. Featuringfrom Japan:Shinya Fukumori – drums / composerfrom UK:BJ Cole – pedal steel guitar / composerIain Ballamy – saxophones / composerChris Montague – guitar / composer The programme […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club